Prince Estate Have Shared a Previously Unheard Track, “I Need A Man”

Prince Estate Have Shared a Previously Unheard Track, “I Need A Man”

Posted 18 Sep 2020
Prince. Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage. 

The massive Sign O’ The Times reissue, featuring over 60 previously unheard songs from Prince’s treasured vault, is set to arrive next week and in the lead up, the Prince Estate have given us another sneak preview of all the unreleased tunes and rarities headed our way. 

Prince's previously unreleased, funked-out, five-and-a-half-minute epic, “I Need a Man” was originally recorded at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in January, 1987 by engineer Susan Rogers and sounds right at home with the Sign O’ the Times tracklisting. Apparently, it was one of four tracks Prince offered to singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt back in 1981 – hence the title. Listen below. 

Prince | “I Need A Man” [2020 Remaster]

So far, Prince’s Estate has shared “Forever In My Life (Early Vocal Studio Run-Through)” “Witness 4 the Prosecution (Version 2),”  “Cosmic Day,” “Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1)” and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” from the forthcoming release.

The reissue features a remastered version of the album’s original tracks, plus over 60 previously unreleased tracks from Prince’s legendary vault, and two concert recordings from the era – an audio version of his 1987 concert at Stadium Galgenwaard in the Netherlands, and a DVD of the New Year’s Eve benefit concert that he held at Paisley Park the same year.

The Sign O’ The Times reissue arrives on multiple formats September 25th – check out the options available to pre-order, here.

And, we have 4LP deluxe sets to give away, valued at $180! For your chance to win, click the link to enter your details – HERE!

Plus, don't miss our interview with Dr Matt Fink, Prince's keyboardist and musical off sider between 1978-1990 who took the time to give us some priceless insiders perspective on recording and touring Sign O' The Times with the icon himself. Read the interview here. 

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